Monday, August 24, 2015

Bonaria's Basilica

This afternoon I share my latest  drawing which shows a glimpse from the back of the Basilica drew using three of a ten color ball pen.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sant'Anna's Church

Today I share my latest watercolor, watercolor pencils and ink pen painting which shows a church in the old district of my city.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Ink Practice

A new ink portrait joins my moleskine. I took the picture from an MSN post about popular people which have the highest number of follower on social networks. Interesting study about fattening line for shadows and touches of light on the hair.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


A colored pencils portrait of my niece Giada having the best day of her life popping soap bubbles. The original photograph wasn't as detailed as I needed and much more gray colored. I took a kind of artistic licence in using colors I thought best fitting so that I could give her the shining halo I see.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Cala Caterina

Today I share my latest watercolor painting from a photograph of mine I shot three or four weeks ago.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Magic Filled Bottle

Today the outside temperature is so hot! It's almost the melting point temperature of my running shoes and what could I do? Going to run. Now I'm so very thirsty I pour myself a glass of this bottle found hidden in a box in my basement with ice cubes.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A Good Book

Today I share a new soft pastels painting on a 50X70 cm spotted light blue cardboard. It is based on an idea of mine and that spotted sheet gives really the idea of the sea.
The funny idea I had in my mind during this painting is about a girl who is walking along the shore deeply absorbed in her readings heedless of the obstacles she finds on her path like sea urchins, broken glass, sharp pointed stones, beach volley, soccer and tennis balls flying and guys approaching her. What is she reading? It has to be a really good book!
A little bit of perspective for the picture is from the top, interesting the study on the tan for the skin tone.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Completed right now.
About two weeks ago on a bright hot sunny working day I was walking on a sidewalk going toward a customer when something caught my art sense almost without my full awareness. Took few steps back and found this Bouganville bush growing on a fence close to where a friend of mine used to live very long time ago. It was so well lighted up that I couldn't help myself but shooting a photograph and spent the following time thinking how to paint it.
I must admit that at first I was pretty scared more of the sketching than the coloring... as usual the drawing grew by itself: no really need to be scared.
I made it in colored pencils and a white soft pastel on a pouncing very slightly grey 100x70 cm cardboard.

Monday, July 20, 2015

New Moleskine Portrait

Few days ago I found a mailshot about subscribing something I am not interested in. Inside it there was this picture which was saying "draw me with a blue ball pen", so I made it mostly yesterday afternoon and tonight. It was a long time since I've had my fun drawing a portrait.